Category: Regions

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

Get your sparkle back in Varkala

India is renowned for its crammed, crazy cities, bursting with colour and culture, and for years I avoided going in case it might all be too much for me! That was until I discovered Varkala, a breath of fresh coastal air, in the Southern spice province of Kerala. Instead of taking the motorway from Trivandrum […]

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

5 luxurious reasons why you should visit Koh Samui

If you are thinking of heading to Koh Samui, then you have made an excellent choice of Thai destination.  This lesser known island offers a fantastic experience to all who stay there.  Here are five reasons why you should definitely visit this magical place. Miles of stunning sands  Chaweng Beach is a picture postcard beach.  […]

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

The world’s best retreats to help beat anxiety and depression

It can be hard to clear your head at home, even when you take time out from work. Sometimes you need to get away from reality for a few days to completely escape your worries, and embarking on a luxurious retreat is a great way to alleviate stress. Here you can discover our pick of […]

When to go on safari

When to go on safari

When you are feeling blue in the winter months, and desperate for a glimpse of sunshine, it should be no surprise that your mind turns to warmer climes. Likewise, as the summer holidays approach, and the kids are finishing school, you need a way to entertain them, and to spend quality time together as a […]

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Iceland, if not the world. It has a 60-metre drop and forms part of the Seljalands River that has its origin in the volcano glacier Eyjafjallajökull (the same volcano that erupted in 2010, creating an ash cloud that result in European air space having to shut […]

London: Capital of the World?

London: Capital of the World?

Ask the well-travelled, over a late-night drink, for their nomination for the world’s favourite city and you’ll be surprised how many back London. After another drink, some even start promoting dynamic London as The Capital of the World. It’s easy to put together an ABC claim for London: Adele, Boris bikes, Carnaby Street boutiques, Dickensian […]

Takayama Festival

7 celebrations around the world

It seems like every day, somewhere in the world, a celebration of some form is underway. Many of these festivals are known around the globe and form the crux of a trip to that destination. Others are more low-key, local affairs that you may just stumble upon while out and about. Here are seven celebrations […]

The Lodge, Verbier

5 of the world’s most luxurious ski chalets

Five-star opulence is just the beginning at these five luxurious ski chalets. Expect exclusive locations, impeccable service and amenities that put them a cut above the rest. After an exhilarating day on the piste, you could be coming home to your own private spa, dance floor and open fire. When you stay at one of […]

Untold stories from Asia: have you heard of a Toddy Tapper?

Untold stories from Asia: have you heard of a Toddy Tapper?

Like most of us, Sri Lankans love a tipple. Two of their distinctive national drinks, Toddy and Arrack, are born of the same flower and are immensely popular throughout the country. Problem is, this delicious nectar can only be found high in the palm trees – which can range from 60-100m high. Enter Indika. Indika […]

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

7 luxury escapes that you can enjoy by private jet

Private jet travel has seen steady growth in recent years. The appeal of shorter wait times, and faster and more direct travel, combined with various failings of commercial airlines, have all added to its appeal. With this in mind, we spoke to our friends at GOGO Jets to identify some of the most favoured luxury […]

5 of the best luxury ski resorts in Europe

5 of the best luxury ski resorts in Europe

The European Alps cover a vast area and span eight countries: France, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany and Slovenia. In such a vast expanse the opportunity to ski is abundant and obviously very well catered for. There are more world famous resorts in the Alps than arguably anywhere else in the world. Some resorts […]

The 5 most exclusive luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

The 5 most exclusive luxury beach hotels in Costa Rica

The tiny country of Costa Rica has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the last few years, and for good reason. This little slice of paradise offers pristine jungles bursting with wildlife, adventure activities galore, toasty winter sun and of course plenty of tropical beaches. Children and adults alike will love the white-tipped waves […]

Mount Taranaki

5 of the best places to visit in 2018

In 2018, some countries will celebrate big milestones in style. Elsewhere, certain regions are opening up to visitors with an array of new tours and experiences. And, due to recent political developments, there’s a decidedly optimistic mood surrounding other countries, making them more accessible and more appealing than ever before. The Taranaki region, New Zealand […]

5 amazing yoga retreats to try out in 2018

5 amazing yoga retreats to try out in 2018

How amazing would it be to enjoy a relaxing and luxury holiday without having to sacrifice your yoga practice? Well, the great news is that you can! With so many yoga holidays and yoga retreats available, I have scoured through and produced the 5 most amazing yoga retreats to book and get yourself to in […]

Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night

Photograph of the week: San Francisco at night

San Francisco is a vibrant city that, despite its growth, remains a city of neighborhoods. Whether it’s the museums of SoMa, the nightclubs of the Mission District or North Beach shopping, there’s an endless list of things to see, do and eat. The Northern California destination is also a foodie heaven with a range of […]

Top 7 sustainable travel experiences

Top 7 sustainable travel experiences

The ethos of sustainable travel has made leaps and strides over the last couple of years. With travellers’ becoming more interested in eco-friendly experiences, the number of innovative and luxurious sustainable experiences on offer are on the rise.  From positively impacting the local community to supporting conservation projects, it’s time for travel to make a […]